Winter Run in Maine (Video Diary)

Below is a short video from my run yesterday in Maine – snow, hills, and forest = awesome! Maine Winter Run from Pete Larson on Vimeo. This is a video taken during a snowy run in Maine – sometimes the best runs are those that are not run in the best of conditions. This was […]

The Running Nuns of St. Charles Children’s Home in Rochester, NH

Since I started this blog a year ago, I’ve met a lot of people who have done some great things through running. I’d like to use this post to highlight a particular group of women who are working hard to change the lives of troubled children for the better, and one of the ways they […]

Runblogger Now on Facebook

Image via Wikipedia Quick post – I’m not a huge user of Facebook, but given it’s popularity I figured I’d follow the lead of some of the other running bloggers and set up a page for Runblogger. You can join if you’d like and get new post updates on your Facebook news feed, as well […]

On Blogging and Podcasting – Send Me Questions!

Yesterday I participated in a discussion forum during the final meeting of a class series on social media at the Nacky Loeb School of Communications in Manchester, NH (thanks to @TeresaKRobinson for inviting me! – check out her running blog). After leaving, I thought about how much I would have benefited from having taken such […]

Runblogger Runcast #12 – Building a Running Support Network: dailymile, Twitter and Local Running Clubs

Episode #12 of the Runblogger Runcast discusses the building of a running support network.  Having others to support you as you train and race is essential, particularly on those days when you just don’t feel like heading out the door. In this show I discuss some of the sources of support that have worked well […]

Review of Brooks Green Silence Racing Flat

Now that I’m a member of the Brooks I.D. sponsored runner program for 2010, I’ve slowly been building up my collection of Brooks running shoes. I’m a huge fan of the Brooks Launch (you can read my review of the Brooks Launch here), which I rode to an 8:00 PR at the Disney Marathon in […]

Runblogger Runcast #11: Muscle Fiber Types (Slow-Twitch vs. Fast-Twitch) and Athletic Potential

You’ve probably heard of the phrases slow-twitch and fast-twitch – these terms refer to different types of fiber that we have in our muscles, The fiber makeup that each of us has in our muscles is somewhat variable, and is largely determined through genetic inheritance from our parents.  Perhaps most importantly for runners, fiber type […]

Runblogger Runcast #10: Review of YakTrax Pro for Winter Running (Video)

I was recently sent a trial pair of YakTrax Pro’s a few weeks ago to review here on Runblogger (full disclosure – I received no payment in return for this review – just a free sample of the product), and given the lack of snow here in New Hampshire this winter, I only just recently […]

Video: Running in Falling Snow

Running in Falling Snow from Pete Larson on Vimeo.I filmed a short clip while running in a snowstorm this afternoon – it was absolutely beautiful, and me and my dog Jack had a blast cruising through the falling flakes. This video is just to show that snow is no excuse to not go for a […]

Thoughts on Daniel Lieberman’s Barefoot Running Paper

Image by al.herrmann via Flickr I recently responded to an e-mail questionnaire from a reporter at a major media outlet regarding Daniel  Lieberman’s recent paper on barefoot running that was published in Nature. I ultimately was not quoted in the article, so I thought I’d share my responses to her questions here. I have since […]